Anne L. Webster, Jackson, Mississippi, is retired director of reference services at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. With Kathleen Hutchison, Webster wrote Tracing Your Mississippi Ancestors (University Press of Mississippi). She has published two other genealogical works, along with a compilation of sermons from Jackson's Galloway United Methodist Church.
One can hope that publication of this splendid collection will arouse among scholars a renewed interest in the story of Mississippi and the Great War. If so, they will find here much that will enhance their labors.--Chester M. Morgan "The Journal of Southern History "